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Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
Live by Night

themugster, January 29, 2013

This is "The Godfather" for the 21st Century. Not to imply any sort of plagiarism on Lehane's part, since it doesn;t
really develop the story over three or four generations within a dynasty, but it is one successful long, swooping
story arc. Can't wait for the film version.
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Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music by Greg Milner
Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music

themugster, January 25, 2011

A fascinating history of technology, Milner's book shows us how the ways in which we capture and play back our music
have evolved since the Industrial Revolution shortly after the Civil War. Milner is at his most engaging when he riffs
on how the way our music is recorded actually conditions our thinking and expectations about how it SHOULD sound. Thus,
for example, we shouldn't be surprised at how difficult it is to find someone -- anyone -- under the age of 40 who
believes that the sound of a vinyl LP is in any way superior to that of an MP3. There's a lot of audio engineering here,
but Milner keeps it comprehensible enough for non-technological readers like me to become pretty thoroughly engrossed in
the details he presents. Highly recommended non-fiction, especially for music lovers!
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